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Zubaira Tukhugov injured, out of UFC Fight Night 68 bout with Thiago Tavares

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Thiago Tavares needs a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 68.

The Brazilian featherweight announced Saturday that Zubaira Tukhugov has sustained an injury and won’t be able to step inside the Octagon at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on June 6.

"Sadly my opponent of the fight on June 6 got hurt and won't be able to participate," Tavares posted on his Instagram. "The UFC (said) I will be informed of my new opponent soon. I hope Zubaira Tukhugov gets better and wish for his good health."

Tavares (19-5-1), who pulled out of three UFC fights over the past 14 months with multiple injuries, enters UFN 68 coming off back-to-back first-round submissions over Robbie Peralta and Justin Salas.

UFC Fight Night 68 will be headlined by Daniel Cormier vs. Ryan Bader.

Daniel Cormier vs. Ryan Bader
Dan Henderson vs. Tim Boetsch
Matt Mitrione vs. Ben Rothwell
Derrick Lewis vs. Shawn Jordan
Joe Soto vs. Anthony Birchak
Dustin Poirier vs. Yancy Medeiros
Joe Proctor vs. Justin Edwards
Daniel Sarafian vs. Ricardo Abreu
Omari Akhmedov vs. Brian Ebersole
Jose Quinonez vs. Leonardo Morales
Francisco Rivera vs. Alex Caceres
Thiago Tavares vs. TBA

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